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Lisbon: Launch Event for Behind the Stars, More Stars

  • São Luiz Teatro Municipal (map)

Celebrate the Lisbon launch of the first all-Disquiet anthology, a collection of prose from the first five years of our unique Writing the Luso Experience workshop. The result of a long-term collaboration between Disquiet and UMass Dartmouth’s Tagus Press, a leading publisher of Luso- American literature in the U.S., Behind the Stars, More Stars brings a dozen women, people of color, and LGTBQ writers into the Tagus catalog and continues the Disquiet tradition of breaking silences in Luso-American communities.

At this event we’ll also be joined by Mario Pereira, executive editor of Tagus Press, to discuss the new book, Lisbon: A Biography, which gives the history of Lisbon from its legendary founding by Ulysses to the present day and covering the conquest of Lisbon, the period of discoveries, the great earthquake of 1755, the departure of the royal court for Brazil, the Liberal revolts, the Estado Novo, Carnation Revolution, Expo ‘98, and more.

Free and open to the public.